Rep. Chip Cravaack Confirms Support of 24-hour Alert Mission in Duluth

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Rep. Chip Cravaack Confirms Support of 24-hour Alert Mission in Duluth

April 17, 2012 Updated Apr 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM CDT

Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Representative Chip Cravaack testified in the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday, in support of the 24-hour alert mission of Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing in relation to the Department of Defense seqestration efforts.

Rep. Cravaack supported the Secretary of Defense to withhold the nation's existing 18 Aerospace Control Alert sites, pending the submission of the cost-benefit analysis and risk-based assesment of future changes report from the Secretary of Defense.

The report would also provide how future Aerspace Control Alert site changes would affect the Department of Defense budget and force structure.

Previously, Rep. Cravaack expressed concern that the removal of the 24-hour alert mission would have on the Duluth community. (Read more Here

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